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Students use creative tools in the Seesaw app or website to complete classroom activities like "Soda Song!"

Angela Leonhardt

Student Instructions

Soda Song!

1. Create an aba rhythm with your soda cards. You should have 3-4 sodas for your (a) and 2 sodas for your (b) 2. of your soda rhythms 3. Create your melody in C pentatonic with xylophones, metallophones or glockenspiels 4. Use the tool to write your notes above your picture soda cards 5. your composition 6. Post to your activity journal Extra: If you want to record the melody I taught you on day 1 as an A section, then your melody as B section go for it!

5th Grade, 4th Grade, Music
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity is based on Erste Spiel am Xylophone pg. 9 #12. On day 1 we explored creating different rhythm patterns with sodas. Then I narrowed it to the rhythm that matched the Erste Spiel. We learned the melody on Orff instruments. Day 2 students reviewed different soda patterns than in partner groups created their own rhythm using soda manipulatives. Practiced their rhythm and took picture of their complete aba pattern. Day 3-4 they completed their melody- labeled in Seesaw and recorded their final product. Could also add a reflection piece on day 4-5 with other groups listening to their composition.